Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-06-02 17:42
In London, two fans of the Star Wars movie series tried to emulate combat with "lightsabers" and were critically injured in the process.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-01 17:33
Laird Stuart Joseph reports that the Incipient Shire of Wyndhame will be participating in the Vermont Renaissance Festival in Guilford, Vermont this summer and needs volunteers to help with crafts, fighting and fencing.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 12:05
The National Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. kicked off a six-month long celebration of its 25th anniversary May 21, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-24 21:32
Not satisfied with boring, old language interface for your internet searching? Google offers a variety of interesting search language options such as Elmer Fudd.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-05-24 17:18
Once upon a time, almost all belly dancers were Middle Eastern, but now the art form is catching on in Europe, and some European-born dancers are bringing the dance full-circle by performing in the Middle East.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-05-24 14:03
Overruling the protests of environmentalists and historians, the Irish government has approved construction of a highway that passing near the Hill of Tara, a popular meeting point for Irish kings and chieftains from pre-Christian times until the 11th century.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-05-23 20:05
Sun online, from the UK, reports that a 46-year-old man was shot from behind with an arrow from a longbow in an apparently-unprovoked roadside attack.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-23 11:22
Help! Our shire has 14 demos! Dame Aoife, Children's Officer and former librarian, offers suggestions for handling demos for libraries during this summer's "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" reading club program.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-19 17:12
The Monastery, a new series airing on the BBC, challenges modern men to live the lives of medieval monks in the Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 12:49
Volumteer archaeologists are welcome at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in Northumberland, England.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2005-05-11 14:43
"Spamalot", Monty Python's new musical based on the cult classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, garnered fourteen nominations for Tony awards, including best musical.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 10:11
THLady Angelique d'Herisson is once again organizing the annual blood drive at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 07:53
Welsh officials have closed the ruins of a medieval castle which had become a popular place for local teens to engage in "sex romps."
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-05-06 09:10
If your boss says, "Pay no attention to me. I am just a peaceful pastoral nomad," then maybe you should worry! Here are five easy ways to spot if your boss is like Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-05 12:10
On May 7, 2005, the East Campus Courtyard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be the scene of the first — and only — Time Traveler Convention. All time travelers are encouraged to make their appearances between 8:00 and 10:00 pm on that day.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-02 17:52
A fire, started by protestors in the Central Library of Manipur, India, has destroyed nearly 145,000 volumes, including some of the district's most ancient texts.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-01 12:03
Developers are eyeing the land adjacent to Scotland's Culloden battlefield with dreams of housing projects which would, according to some, "destroy the sense of place."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-04-29 22:27
Kasey Moomau has been chosen for the Topeka Capital-Journal's All-Star Academic Team. Moomau, who scored 1510 on the SAT test, is an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-04-29 18:03
Mike Bollow has announced that Reenactor Fest, the first national convention for historical reenactors, will take place February 3-5, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-28 13:09
I am thrilled to announce that Reenactor Fest, the first EVER national convention for historical reenactors and military history enthusiasts is OFFICIALLY ON! The date is February 3-5, 2006 at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest in Arlington Park, IL.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-28 12:49
Corsair, the online research resource for the Pierpont Morgan Library, makes available thousands of digital images from the library's medieval and Renaissance manuscript collection.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-28 09:05
The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams, a book by Patrick O'Donnell, looks at life in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-27 11:53
In the area's largest ever stolen property case, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office raided an rural site and recovered over 700 items including tools, construction equipment, and armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-26 23:20
The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is looking for applicants for scholarships in Scottish Studies, especially in the fields of music, dancing or literature.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-04-26 12:25
It is often remarked that "we use a lot of computers to study the history of the Middle Ages!" The newly-inaugurated Digital Medievalist web site takes an academic approach to that fact, offering theoretical and practical articles about the use of computers and the Internet to further historical research.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-04-26 07:31
Digital Medievalist is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, online technical journal focused on the use of the Internet and other digital tools and media in the study of medieval history. Articles include theoretical concepts relevant to the field of medieval studies, specific technologies and information standards, commentary, tutorials, project reports, book and web site reviews, and original scholarly research papers.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-04-22 13:19
For those who just can't get enough of SCA battles, Underachiever Films, the producers of the 45-minute-long documentary on Estrella XX, are offering an 11-disc box set including over 90 hours of battle footage.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-21 17:17
Lord Roibeard O'Connor of the Kingdom of Northshield is working on a scientific history project for his graduate degree and would like some help with alchemy processes and procedures.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Wed, 2005-04-20 11:45
The Drachenwald online Order of Precedence (OP) can now accept registered armory and badge artwork for display in the OP.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-19 15:05
The Food Network series "The Secret Life of..." will feature SCA member Dame Selene Colfox in a program on cooking puddings.